A fascinating look at how milk chocolate is made.
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February 24, 2006
Wow how nice (though I don't actually like Hershey chocolate much, doesn't teaste and feel quite right to me).
If only there was more Hersheypark footage, especially of the Comet coaster..
Can't have everything though. I'm just obsessed with old coasters. :p
January 18, 2006
Narrated by some guy named Charlie
When I was watching the Great American Chocolate Factory, two other films came to mind, one was ÂThis Is HormelÂ that ultra cute movie about cow slaughtering, and every Troy Mclure ever made for the Simpsons. I mean, itÂs got the most cloying announcer ever, just responding to everything in that oh-so-cute voice.
Anyways, this film. About the Hershey plant is a rather curious, structurally, as it begins with activities AROUND the plant, like the town, and the neat fairgrounds they have there, before entering the plant itself. Usually itÂs the other way around in filns like this. Nevertheless, great mini-tour, loved the amusement park thing. IÂm suspecting the main reason it was there so the kids wouldnÂt get too bored. And then we go into the plant, and find out how your favorite Hershey products are made! This film is quite surprising as it not only tells what ingredients (well, mostly all of them) are needed, but gives us a brief history of crops needed, eg, sugar cane, chocolate, milk, etc. And then the fun begins! We see all the ingredients blended together to make chocolate bars! Some with nuts, some without. The film also talks about how they make kisses, although they arenÂt mentioned by the name as we know them now. TheyÂre just known as drops. This is all quite fun, as the narration or the images donÂt get overly technical.
January 8, 2005
Film has especially nice color and resolution, the MP1 version doesn't do it justice, if you can get the MP2(2 Gig) you will get much nicer imagery. Sort of lackluster narration with too much info, but visually relentless. I like when a product hasn't changed its label like Heinz Ketchup or Coke or this case Hershey bars. It's sort of surreal seeing people from generations ago making something that looks exactly the same today.